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Kiewit Corporation Design Build Manager - Kiewit Water in Miami, Florida

Requisition ID: 149289

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Department: Design Build Management

Market: Water/Wastewater

Employment Type: Part Time

Position Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group (KEG) has an immediate opening for a Design-Build Manager with primary focus on the collaborative delivery water market. Selected candidates will be part of our growing team that is developing water and wastewater infrastructure solutions across North America. Design-Build Managers at Kiewit are an integral part of our overall project management teams with direct access to Engineering and Construction leaders across the organization and an ability to impact all facets of Design-Build projects. Assignments range from support of proposals and estimates to execution of projects.

At Kiewit, Design-Build Managers have primary responsibility for design phase success including the oversight of in-house and/or external Engineers, the coordination/integration of Engineering and Construction, and the completion of on budget/on schedule jobs. The Design-Build Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships within/across several Kiewit Operating Districts, consulting Engineering firms, and our many clients. Kiewit was the Number 1 Design Builder according to ENR's 2021 rankings.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the Water, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power and Oil, Gas & Chemical (OGC) markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our customers across markets on projects of any scale and complexity level. Backed by over 130 years of construction expertise, our construction-focused engineering centers on constructability, commissioning and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure total project success.

The Kiewit Water Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control, structural, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on collaborative delivery, Design-Build (progressive and/or fixed price) and EPC delivery models for complex water projects. The team brings project solutions to life across North America in the following areas:

  • Water Treatment

  • Wastewater Treatment

  • Biosolids Treatment

  • Water Reuse

  • Groundwater Remediation

  • Stormwater Recycling

  • Pipelines and Conveyance

We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that leads the water engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


This position will be located strategically among our client base or in one of our hub offices in Fairfield, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Lenexa, KS; Atlanta, GA; or Miami, FL. Travel in the U.S. (10-50%).



  • Overall management of the internal and external project design team(s)

  • Has a detailed understanding of all contractual obligations for the project to ensure that design and permitting requirements of the contract are met

  • Facilitates effective communication between design and construction project leadership

  • Plans and coordinates the activities of the design-build process with all stakeholders

  • Communicates project design and performance status with Clients and permitting agencies

  • Resolves conflicts that arise through partnering with designers, clients, and construction

  • Supports construction priorities and ensures their implementation through the design

  • Promotes design-build best practices, including constructability reviews, schedule compliance and quantity management

  • Monitors and tracks the design schedule and design budget

  • Connects appropriate Kiewit Engineering resources to projects

  • Manages and interprets data and results for multiple projects

  • Responsible for the design fee estimate and administering the Engineering Contracts for assigned project(s)

  • Identifies current and future risks along with mitigation strategies

  • Consolidates best practices from project execution


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related engineering degree

  • 10+ years’ experience in the water market

  • 5+ years’ experience managing an internal or external multi-disciplinary engineering and design team

  • 5+ years' experience on collaborative delivery projects (fixed price design build, progressive design build, engineer/procure/construct, construction manager/general contractor, etc.)

  • Prefer candidates with P.E.; though not required

  • Detailed understanding of the relationships between engineering (including between engineering disciplines), procurement, construction, start up, and commissioning

  • An understanding of the engineering/construction estimating, accounting, and reporting

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Attention to detail, with the ability to recognize trends, patterns, and discrepancies

  • Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Company: Kiewit